Lisa was 40 years old when she found a lump in her right breast. Upon
biopsy she was told that she had cancer in 3 lymph nodes under
her arm. Lisa’s family unfortunately had a high instance
of breast cancer and other cancers on both sides so in Lisa’s
opinion the only option for her was to remove both breasts. Lisa
lost her mother and 2 aunts at a young age to breast cancer and
the thought horrified her.
Lisa came to me as a friend of a friend,
but our year long journey together affected me so profoundly that
I must share our story.
I didn’t know her well but her
courageous attitude along with her sarcastic wit drew me into
an easy friendship and so the journey began……
The following are some of the photos
that I took for documentation.
We go from beginning to end a 12
month transformation from a 32A to a 36 full C cup and a little
scar work along the way.
Along with the double mastectomy and
reconstruction Lisa also had 2 C-Sections 15 and 13 years ago
and a recent hysterectomy through the same incision in her abdomen.
The following pictures document the changes that occurred along
Lisa in an unselfish act of
kindness allowed me to research and document this event in order
to share information and give hope to all women who may be affected
with this scourge known as cancer. To show that it’s not
an automatic death sentence and even though the road ahead will
be difficult and your worst fears will be faced your strength
and courage and the love of God will get you through. So 20 years
from now you stand up and say, “I’m a Survivor!!!!!”
And most important of all look good
First appointment after biopsy, notice the green dye used to
highlight lymphatic flow and to check lymph nodes during biopsy
just lateral of the right areola and nipple you can see the remainder
of dye accumulated in the axilla armpit.
Same shot closer
Same shot both breasts before lymphatic treatment.
Right breast and axilla after one lymphatic treatment.90% of remaining
dye has been evacuated from body via the Lymphatic system. Patient
stated that 100% of visible dye was gone within 24 hours. Dye
was injected 4 days prior.
Both breasts after treatment. Notice no dye in axilla armpit just
a trace remaining next to the areola.
Patient also had a hysterectomy and 2 c-section births through
same incision. Notice the depth of incision caused by accumulation
of scar tissue over time.
After one treatment notice the difference in the depth and overall appearance of scar
Frontal shot of patient after double mastectomy and since patient
decided to get a reconstruction and enlargement, expands when
also added to stretch the skin to allow for a larger implant.
Notice redness and tightness of incision pre treatment.
Post treatment, notice overall appearance- less irritation and
3rd visit patient received the 1st of several weeks of what Lisa
and I jokingly referred to as fill up’s. Where the doctor
introduces 150 cc of saline solution into the expanders to stretch
the skin, gradually stretching to allow for a 650cc implant. Pre
Notice the rounding of the shoulders caused by the fluid in the
expanders, as you increase the volume and the skin stretches it
has to give somewhere, thus making it feel as if there is
a steel band around your chest. N.M.T. Techniques along with a
L.D.T. will greatly relieve this problem.
Shows post treatment. Notice the relaxed position of the shoulders
and decreased pressure on the stitches, also how good the scars
are starting to look.
This is Lisa at max volume 750cc’s 100cc bigger than implant
to allow for a more natural shape to the breast once implants
are introduced. Watch the scars.
This shows scars at 4 months.
Remember that 2 c-section and hysterectomy scar that was so
deep? Virtually gone...
Here we go again, this time they took some skin from the abdomen
to make the areola and nipples, free Tummy tuck, but I have to
fix the scar again!
This shows the new nipple and areola with the implants 650cc Lymph
work is important to keep the new tissue healthy and alive by
filtering out waste products and introvating the area with a steady
supply of blood.
2nd week things look good.
Week two for this too.
8 months: Look at left side scar gone from sternum to nipple not
bad for 2nd time around.
8 months coming right along.
12 months, tattooing of the nipple and areola complete. What scars???
12 months 4 surgery’s 1 good looking scar